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40×40@40: Szymaszek on Blackburn

Stacy Szymaszek The Journals Paul Blackburn Black Sparrow Press 1975     Sometimes one word can ritually spark the same association. When I hear the noun “grackles,” I think of Paul Blackburn’s poem “BIRDS / AMSTERDAM” in his last book … Continue reading

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ROBERTSON + DERKSEN hosted by BELLAMY

IN-PERSON EVENT APRIL 27, 2014 at 5pm at Artist Television Access LISA ROBERTSON JEFF DERKSEN hosted by former SPT Director Dodie Bellamy doors open at 5/event at 5:30p/ admission $6-10 no one turned away for lack of funds members free Lisa Robertson’s … Continue reading

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40×40@40: C.S. Giscombe on John Keene

C. S. Giscombe Seismosis John Keene and Christopher Stackhouse 1913 Press, 2006 Seismosis, John Keene’s collaboration with Christopher Stackhouse, moves and moves in more than direction.  From the title—which suggests the motion of earth and the motion of liquid—onward the book … Continue reading

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Online Class for April: Erica Kaufman’s Poem as Prosthesis & Pedagogy

Join us this April for Erica Kaufman’s online class: Poem as Prosthesis & Pedagogy 4 Sundays in April (April 6-28) 5pm-8pm EST/2-5pm PST CLASS DESCRIPTION: There was something amazing about watching Daft Punk walk the red carpet in their tuxedos … Continue reading

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40×40@40: Ted Rees on Dennis Cooper

Idols by Dennis Cooper SeaHorse Press, 1979 I couldn’t get up from my chair because I had a gigantic erection. Dennis Cooper was a name I’d heard again and again by the time I was in my final semester at Oberlin, … Continue reading

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Gladman+Reilly

In honor of our 40th anniversary, we’ll be hosting programs that recognize our history and propel us toward our future. Here’s what we’ve got in store: IN-PERSON EVENT MARCH 16, 2014 at 5pm at Artist Television Access RENEE GLADMAN EVELYN … Continue reading

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40×40@40:Andrew Kenower on Elaine Equi

Elaine Equi’s Views Without Rooms was published in 1989 by the legendary series that was Hanuman Books. Between 1987 and 1993 Hanuman published 50 pocket sized morsels by some of the best poets of the late last century. Nowadays, used … Continue reading

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40X40@40: David Buuck on Karen Brodine

KAREN BRODINE Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking Poems 1978-87 preface by Merdiel Le Sueur, introduction by Merle Woo, memorial by Janet Sutherland Red Letter Press, Seattle, 1990. Karen Brodine died from cancer at the age of 40, while working … Continue reading

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40×40@40: Carol Mirakove on Heather Fuller

Carol Mirakove on perhaps this is a rescue fantasy by Heather Fuller perhaps this is a rescue fantasy by Heather Fuller (Edge Books, 1997) taught me to read as I had never before. Taught me to read poetry, myself as … Continue reading

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40×40@40: Alli Warren on Bernadette Mayer

ALLI WARREN MADE IN A FACILITY THAT PROCESSES SPILT MILK “I had an idea to write a book that would translate the detail of thought from a day to language like a dream transformed to read as it does, everything, … Continue reading

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